I love eating fish and always make sure the toddler eats a healthy portion at least once a week too. One of our favourite recipes is for tuna pasta bake. It’s really quick to put together and I always make plenty so I can freeze a couple of portions.
Dried pasta (I usually use 60g per adult and used 240g for this recipe)
1 onion, chopped
1 tin of Reel Fish tuna
1 tin of chopped tomatoes (400g)
sprinkle of dried mixed herbs
grated cheese for the top
Cook the dried pasta, drain, and leave to one side. Fry the onion and garlic over a low heat, then add the tuna and heat thoroughly. Add the tin of chopped tomatoes with the herbs and season well. Leave to simmer for 5-10 minutes.
Add the cooked pasta and pour into a dish, sprinkle the cheese on top and bake at 180° for 30 minutes.
I was sent some tins of tuna from The Reel Fish Co. to try. I used one tin for this recipe and another one for tuna mayonnaise, delicious with jacket potatoes! The Reel Fish Co. tuna is caught by one method only, that’s one-by-one by fishermen using a pole and line. The tuna is never caught using nets and is fished sustainably from the Maldives. We thought it tasted delicious – great food with a conscience!
Heart disease is a cause very close to my own heart as my father died of a heart attach when he was in his fifties. It’s a little known fact that 3 times more women die from heart disease than from breast cancer.
Flora pro.activ and the British Heart Foundation believe that together they can change this statistic. Please take a moment to look at this video and share it with your friends. You can find out more at www.loveyourheart.com
My top tips for keeping the family healthy
Keeping fit doesn’t have to be hard work. Just aim to do an activity which raises your heartbeat for at least 30 minutes 5 times a week. Whether you’re a stay at home mum or work full-time exercise can often be low down on your list of priorities. However, simple activities can really make a difference.
- Walk an extra lap around the local pond whilst the toddler scoots alongside you
- Take advantage of family swim time at the local pool
- Get out and about geocaching
- Go on au autumnal scavenger hunt
More more ideas take a look at Flora: Get Your Family Active
As a home baker I love products which make it easy to whip up a batch of biscuits or cakes for the hungry hordes. I love the Dr Oetker range so was really pleased when they asked me to try out some of their latest products.
We’re not usually a family who eats pudding but their chocolate brownie mix had a suggestion that it was perfect chopped up with ice cream. It was really easy to bake and everyone enjoyed it, especially the toddler who covered his with sprinkles.
I also used some of their decorations to jazz up a batch of cupcakes. My favourite product is definitely the Dr. Oetker Easy Swirl Cupcake Icing in Pretty Pink. I’ve been eyeing these up for ages in our local supermarket and it was really fun and easy to use. The can comes with four different nozzles so you can choose how you want your finished cupcake to look.
The toddler helped me decorate them with a selection of sprinkles. His favourites were the colourful polka dots which he’s been liberally sprinkling over cakes and ice-cream.
More information about the Dr Oetker home baking range can be found on their website.
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